Earlier this month, DeWine and Husted declined to disclose their plans for 2018.
Taylor, a former state representative and state auditor, has been Kasich’s lieutenant governor since he took office in January 2011. At the Ohio State Fair in August 2016, Taylor tweeted out a photo of herself holding up a sign at a job fair booth that said “I want to be a … governor.”
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“The lieutenant governor was just having some fun at the fair. That was not an official announcement. She also wants to be the NFL commissioner,” said her spokesman Michael Duchesne.
Kasich’s remarks about supporting Taylor come a week after a leaked memo indicated a rift between the Kasich and Taylor camps. Cleveland area media outlets reported that Kasich’s supporters are upset that Taylor “double crossed” the governor by shifting allegiance to Jane Timken for Ohio GOP chairman over Kasich’s pick, Matt Borges. Timken, who had backing from President Trump, won the job and Borges got swept out.